Congratulations to the winners and those highly commended from this year’s Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence for postgraduate research students! The PGR students have had an excellent impact on the student learning experience.
Professor Jan Palmowski, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Postgraduate and Transnational Education) and chair of the judging panel said:
At Warwick we truly value the quality, enthusiasm and imagination that all our tutors bring to the classroom. These awards celebrate the very distinctive contributions our postgraduate tutors make, and the way the award winners and those who are highly commended have inspired not only their students, but also their colleagues."
Who makes the difference? The winners are:
Rob Daniel (English and Comparative Literary Studies)
"Rob taught me in my first year, and the inspiration he provided has gone on to shape my three years at Warwick, and hopefully beyond."
Pieralberto Guarniero (Statistics)
"His enthusiasm and teaching materials have been invaluable in encouraging students to engage in, persevere with and appreciate the beauty of a sophisticated but complex subject area within the mathematical sciences. It is clear that the students highly appreciate his efforts."
Ann Haughton (History of Art)
"Ann has made an exceptional impact on our students' learning experience... she excels in transforming the tough and the dull in academia into the understandable and the enjoyable. As the most recent comments from first-year evaluations reveal, she inspires, encourages, and builds student confidence"
Jack McGowan (English and Comparative Literary Studies)
"Jack's seminar workshops are a safe space; he asks students to explain their critiques of others' work thoroughly and is encouraging in his suggestions for improvements. Throughout the module, he has allowed students to write about topics personal to them and delivered personalised feedback to each one."
Dean West (Centre for Lifelong Learning)
"Dean has managed to balance support and challenge... He is an innovative and student-centred practitioner who facilitates a warm and thought-provoking learning environment. His classes are engaging, exploratory, participatory and discursive."
This year's Commendees
- Hannah Grayson (Modern Languages and Cultures)
- Tom Parr (Politics and International Studies)
- Rebecca Pilliere (Modern Languages and Cultures)
- Andrew Siu (Economics)
- Claire Siviter (Modern Languages and Cultures)
Winners will each receive £500 and commendees will each receive £200 to be spent on either research or teaching, enabling more students to benefit from transformed teaching and learning.
Well done to everyone who was nominated! Nominations for 2015/16 will open at the start of term two.
Visit the Teaching Excellence website for a list of previous award winners.